Become an Apprentice – Philadephia

CARPENTERS JOINT APPRENTICE COMMITTEE

10501 DECATUR ROAD, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19154

TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES:

The Carpenters JAC offers apprenticeships for the following trades: carpenter, mill/cabinetmaker, millwright, resilient floor layer, wharf and dock builder.

Applicants must be a minimum of 17 years of age.

A copy of your high school diploma or GED is required before being accepted into the program.

All apprenticeships are 4 years.

All apprenticeships include both on-the-job training and classroom related training.

Apprentice wages are based on a percentage of the journeyman rate.

All apprentices receive a percentage increase based on hours.

Journeyman fringe benefits include health and welfare, pension, vacation, and annuity.

Apprentice fringe benefits are pro-rated with increases each year. (Each trade is different, based upon the collective bargaining agreement.)

The application and testing period is in the spring of each year.

The qualifying test consists of math related to the carpentry trades including decimals, fractions, and geometry.

Successful applicants must secure a contractor to sponsor them as an apprentice for entry in the program.

Drug testing is a requirement for entry and continued participation in the Apprentice Program.

Call 215-824-2303 or visit our web site www.carpentersofphila.com for the most up-to-date application and testing information available.

***NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS***

The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Carbon, Berks and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, nationality or ethnic origin in admission policies, educational policies, scholarship loan agreements, and any other school administered programs.  Anyone desiring information on the program or notice of application times may contact the school by writing to the Carpenters JATC, 10401 Decatur Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, by calling 215-824-2303, or at the website www.carpentersofphila.com.